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Psychology 110 Week 2 Notes

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Psychology 110 Week 2 Notes 21012

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These notes are really from Friday January 22nd...due to the snow day and MLK holiday there was only one day of class.
Psychology 110
Alexander Khaddouma
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Date Created: 01/20/16
Psychology 110 Week 2 Notes (Martin Luther King Holiday + Snowday) Thinking Scientifically  Foundations of scientific evaluation  Ruling out rival hypothesis  Differentiating correlation from causation Trying to figure out cause ends up with correlation.  Falsifiability We like to be proven wrong  Replicability An experiment repeated several times with different variables to test for the same results  Parsimony (Occam’s Razor) – Simplest Answer is often the most accurate  The Theory  The human sneeze arises from localized pressure on the ventral abdominal during increased nasal pressure  There would then a development of a hypotheses to research this theory followed by and experiment to find out what causes sneezing. History of Psychology  Descartes  “Pre-psychology” people did things and thought things just because  Until Later psychology was indistinguishable from philosophy  William James  Interested in how psychological processes were adaptive  Influenced by Charles Darwin  John Watson  Behaviorism being a major school of thought in psychology, arises in 1920’s  Based entirely off of learning, arose in America  Wilhem Wundt  First psychological laboratory  Cognitivism  Arose as a response to behaviorism  Conceptualized mental activity as a form of behavior  Sigmund Freud  Psychoanalysis, arose in Europe Research Methods  Heuristics  Mental shortcuts that help us think efficiently and streamline our experiences.  “I before E except after C”  Representativeness Heuristic  Helps us think as representatives of things  Judging by superficial similarity to a prototype  Availability Heuristic  Estimating likelihood of something based on the ease with which it comes to mind Validity  Random Selection  Procedure that ensures every person in a population has an equal chance of being chosen to participate.  External Validity  Extent to which we can generalize findings to real world settings  Can arise from random selection  Internal Validity  Event to which we can draw cause and effect influences. Naturalistic Observations.


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